Saturday 30th 12:00-15:00
max. 12 people per tour
Along with Ryans Buildings,Suttons Buildings, Roches Buildings and Kellehers Buildings, Barrett Buildings was commissioned as part of a social housing strategy, by the Cork Corporation in the 1870s, in response to disease epidemics in the city. It was built to improve living conditions among the working classes.
No. 6 Barrett Buildings was intended for a family with an outside toilet and running water. These were seen as great impediments to the spread of disease. It is now reserved for people over 55 years of age and is maintained by Cork City Council Housing Department.
Location: Barrett Buildings, Gurranabraher, Cork
Designed by: Cork Corporation